COLUMBUS (WCMH) – Bobby Layman Chevrolet in west Columbus is transforming into a new brand.
Actor Mark Wahlberg and business partner Jay Feldman have purchased the dealership, located at 3900 West Broad Street.
“I am continuously looking for ways to innovate my brand and engage in businesses I am passionate about,” said Wahlberg in a statement. “I love cars and the chance to work with an experienced, proven dealer-operator like Jay and represent an iconic brand like Chevrolet inspired me to get involved.”
This is Wahlberg’s first car dealership. Wahlberg’s other businesses include a movie production company, a health and wellness company, a line of bottled water and the Wahlburgers restaurant chain.
Wahlberg has previously partnered with Feldman on a Wahlburgers restaurant in Cleveland.
“The Wahlberg brand is all about Americana,” said Feldman. “Joining forces to sell and service Chevrolets with the magnetic draw of the Mark Wahlberg name allows us to do something special for the state of Ohio and the greater Columbus area.”
Feldman owns eight dealerships throughout Michigan.